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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Whatever happened to....

Jessandra?

She seemed like a very nice person but appears to have abandoned our ship of fools, at least for the moment. So, as far as I know, we're down to two on the female side (and fine people they are too) - personally I'd like to see more.


And while I'm here - did anyone else entertain a suspicion that the AshesRising who made a brief appearance the other day was maybe not the echt Ashes? That post just didn't ring true for me (and I suspect from your remarks not for you either Master Tell). It was good to see how many forum stalwarts would welcome his return and I'd just hate to think that goodwill had been sullied. Ashes - if I'm wrong you know you'll get an apology.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

"So, as far as I know, we're down to two on the female side "


is our PM included in that count, or is "he" considered #3?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

then that would make you 3 and 1/2 my hermaphoditic friend
:P

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

dude - you promised you wouldnt tell!!!!


;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:35am
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As Supreme Being of the Nether Regions our esteemed PM is obviously above such earthbound considerations...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:00am
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Wt as "Supreme Being of the Nether Regions"

(i am suddenly afflictec by spine rattling shudderings)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:58am
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I was wondering this too. I hope everything is okay, but I don't know her well enough to contact her personally.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

It's when you start to make contact with people off forum that it all starts to get real and special. There are several people here who, in the words of Cush (who is definitely one of them) are 'the best friends I never met'. And that said there are one or two who I've never made off-forum contact with but whom I have great respect and liking for (hello bluedevil!).

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Poster: cush212 Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

Awww, shucks man... me blushing!

;)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:14pm
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Hey back at ya. I'm ashamed to say not able to make it up to SF for RT these past few days, but happy to report that full band doing tour in support of new material next fall/winter per his site. FYI, yesterday was announced he'll curate this year's Meltdown Festival (Ornette Coleman did it last year)

From press release on his site:
RICHARD THOMPSON APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE'S MELTDOWN FESTIVAL IN 2010

12-20 June 2010, Southbank Centre

SOUTHBANK CENTRE announces that RICHARD THOMPSON will be the ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the 17th MELTDOWN festival in 2010, taking place in the concert halls and spaces of London's most celebrated riverside arts centre, including Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

After a run of rock and pop artists including David Bowie (2002), Morrissey (2004), Patti Smith (2005), Jarvis Cocker (2007) and Massive Attack (2008), avant-garde legend Ornette Coleman took charge of Southbank Centre's iconic festival last year-hailed by Metro as "fantastically multi-layered" and "one of the best Meltdowns in years" (Guardian). Now, in 2010 Meltdown's curatorial baton passes to an extraordinary artist who first emerged in 1967 as a founder member of British folk-rock innovators Fairport Convention, who has since spent over forty years defying musical categorisation and convention. Thompson began a solo career in 1972, beginning with the bold Henry the Human Fly, and has gone on to produce a body of work that challenges, delights and amazes in equal measure. He has now written and recorded over 400 songs marked by consistent intelligence, taste and emotional resonance and has succeeded in becoming one of the most distinctive and iconoclastic guitar virtuosos, whether playing acoustic or electric guitar, performing solo or in a group."

With the full line-up for the annual festival still to be announced, the possibilities as to what Richard Thompson might select or choose to perform himself are highly intriguing. This year's director grew up in North London, listening to Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Les Paul, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong from his father's jazz record collection but simultaneously embraced the rock and roll music of Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. Such is the eclectic diversity of his career that one of his most recent projects has been a song cycle featuring the double bass in honour of long time colleague and friend, Danny Thompson, Cabaret of Souls, a musical chronicle of a talent contest set in Hell, performed in 2009 with a Chamber Orchestra. Thompson also created the music to Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary Grizzly Man, plus its recent prequel The Grizzly Man Diaries. Nothing exemplifies Thompson's versatility more than his occasional journeys through a 1000 Years of Popular Music, successfully toured here in 2009: The Guardian commenting: "He manages to convey the electrifying energy of rock'n'roll, the cheek of music hall and the sass of swing, all with the same aching precision."

The Southbank Centre press release goes on to say:

"Despite dividing is time between London and Los Angeles for the last twenty years, Richard Thompson has never lost his 'Englishness' or his belief that we need emphasise our regional and cultural roots wherever we reside and should celebrate the differences and sheer scope of all music. We can expect nothing less at MELTDOWN 2010."

RICHARD THOMPSON, the 16th Director of Southbank Centre's Meltdown, said:
"I am very excited to be hosting this year's Meltdown Festival at the South Bank. The wide-ranging programme reflects many of my interests and influences across many musical, visual and literary styles, and should provide some unique moments, unusual collaborations and juxtapositions. All this in the place where I saw my first concert in 1961-such an honour!"

JUDE KELLY, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, said:
"From the precociously talented 17 year-old with folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention, through his inspired partnership with Linda Thompson to classic solo albums and brilliantly crafted songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, David Byrne and REM, few artists can claim to have maintained such musical virtuosity and songwriting excellence for so long. We are delighted and honoured that he has accepted our invitation to curate Southbank Centre's meltdown festival."

JANE BEESE, Senior Music Programmer, Southbank Centre, said:
"Whether penning such classics as Walking On A Wire, Dimming Of The Day or Meet On The Ledge, adding sublime guitar to Nick Drake's Bryter Layter, no-one associated with the folk tradition is also so highly regarded by fans and critics alike as a genuine 'guitar hero', able to juxtapose his fiery electric side with that more pensive acoustic mood. Richard Thompson's sheer versatility as a performer and renowned integrity make us wonder why he hasn't directed Meltdown before now."



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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

snori (credit where credit is due) posted up RT's artistic directorship yesterday. I'm going to be very interested to see who he gets on board (I cited Henry Kaiser and David Lindley).

Meantime, my fellow Thompsonophile, have you got this rare and wonderful boot I recently discovered?

http://therarestuff.blogspot.com/2010/02/richard-and-linda-thompson-live-1973.html

I think I'll transcribe 'When I'm Prime Minister' for the benefit of our Mr Tell.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 24, 2010 2:29pm
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OUTSTANDING. Thanks much!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:31am
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Not sure about Jessandra or the count but I do believe you are correct.

As for AshesRising it appears that it was indeed a legit greetings. If you click on his name on that post it pulls up this list:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/forum-display.php?poster=AshesRising

And clearly thats our Ashes. I should point out that he had changed his posts the last time he was here. He stopped signing them "AshesRising" and started signing them "pauld".

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

Thanks, Larry. It's not my most endearing trait perhaps, but I can be a deeply suspicious character (yes that's ambiguous, and yes I'm going to let it go). I'm not sure that linking into past posts is proof positive that the present poster is really the historical poster - I think the security around here is pretty lax. I recall an email I had from Ashes where he said "oh, yeah: please call me "AshesRising" even [if] "Paul" is the ridiculous name on my birth certificate" - so the "pauld" signature doesn't entirely convince me.

Yeah, I'm a paranoid asshole, no doubt.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 24, 2010 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....


Please refer to the webcam post of the other day

And get yourself some black electrical tape

And don't forget: You're only paranoid if nobody is really after you

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 24, 2010 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

the initial of his surname is indeed "D", so hopefully that is a good sign of legitimacy

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whatever happened to....

I thought for the posts to be linked they had to be under the same login. Regardless in june and december the email correspondence I had with Ashes came under the email "pauld." He also showed up at Chatzy as "pauld" back in June and based on things in those emails and in the chatroom I am confident it is Ashes.

btw the world is round and men actually walked on the moon.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:37am
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ok - I'm a sceptical enquirer, but if you don't pose questions you don't get answers.


And thanks a whole lot for your terra-lunar historical update. Jeez, whoda thunk it, eh?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 12:32pm
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Hey L & Rob--yes, it was my initial reaction (like you Rob), but I scanned back as did L, finding the connection, and then more importantly, discovered that he had indeed visited last yr when I was not around, and did in fact "revise" his sign off we were all so familiar with...

I also noted the absence of Jess, and as for the other comments regarding my manhood or lack thereof, I refer you to my well paid urologist, top man in his field, though perhaps a bit too quick with the knife.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Feb 24, 2010 12:58pm
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"though perhaps a bit to quick with the knife"...

Did he at least say "Ooooopsie" ???

lmao!!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 1:36pm
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Actually, in a momumental facebook moment, I will admit that he clearly saved my life, as at the young age of 48, he removed a tumor that would have killed me within two yrs, and spared all the important stuff (!!!), so I have nothing but praise for him...nonetheless, when the last thing you sign before going "under" is a "release" acknowledging that removal of the prostate is associated, in some instances, with an overall shortening of the only instrument I possess for which length matters (?), it is a tad unsettling. All I could muster was, "well, at least I've got plenty to work with, eh doc?"...he did not reply.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 2:17pm
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Tell - I'm glad I didn't miss knowing you. As far as I'm concerned you've made life better by being here. Fuck anyone who says different.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 2:40pm
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Kinder words have rarely surfaced hereabouts, and they are appreciated. Now, back to my cont'ing review of Nov 71, as it holds even more gems than I'd imagined, and the family (stereo mufflers they be) are away!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Feb 24, 2010 4:11pm
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Different...

;)

I can relate though, pushing 58 meself, I find myself experiencing more and more of those "symptoms" we see on the tv commercials...

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Feb 24, 2010 2:24pm
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Great stuff, WT, and I'm glad that everything turned out OK. I bet "it" served as a "mechanism" to give you some perspective on our short, sweet time here.

Funny about the docs lack of response. I guess silence is better than a chuckle!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 2:40pm
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Thanks, though I note with some trepidation that the word "short" mysteriously appeared in your reply. I shall let it pass.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Feb 24, 2010 4:14pm
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Being the truly magnanimous Prime Minister that you are Brother Tell... Is very noble of you to let it pass...

Is there a pun in there somewhere???

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:52am
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thunk it? lots of people, i was concerned that you would be skeptical on both counts.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 24, 2010 12:09pm
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Glad Ashes is still checking in once in awhile

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Poster: Pretty Vacant Date: Feb 24, 2010 4:33pm
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Make it 3.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 24, 2010 4:40pm
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Don't ask us to attend 'cos we're not all there
Oh don't pretend 'cos I don't care
I don't believe illusions 'cos too much is real
So stop you're cheap comment, 'cos we know what we feel



Welcome to you. Good to have you here.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2010 7:30pm
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Good name! Er, handle or whatever we call it--and I'll just assume it's not real, but maybe like "Miss Divine", it is nonetheless revealing? In a good way...(and don't worry--I talk to all the gals this way, but am perfectly, and medically certified, harmless).

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Feb 25, 2010 1:52am
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To be honest, it's an old nickname I had and and have never been able to shake. Most call me MD now, but I like the full version.

xx

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2010 5:51am
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Funny how that happens...there are some of those in my family, and calling my little sister, who's now over 50, by that childhood name in public is so natural, and yet so freakin embarrassing at the same time...

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Feb 25, 2010 4:19pm
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Rab C. Word-mangler:

For a self-proclaimed "word-smith", you must be quite dim if you really need to ask that question.

Duh

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 25, 2010 4:44pm
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another insightful post by Jacky-off the Troll

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Feb 25, 2010 11:17pm
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Of course, you're a good one to talk about trolling. You have done plenty of that both here and at DullHook.

Another lame reply by Don the pathetic 'wolf'.

This post was modified by Jacky Hughes on 2010-02-26 07:17:01